The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 255 228 225
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -3
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 12 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.75% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £367 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £38.50 £38.75 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +6.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-23.75% +12.67%
Device Driver
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2931 2683 2355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.78% 29.14% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1427 1182
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 137 160
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +5.00%

Device Driver
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Device Driver Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Device Driver
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Device Driver across the South East region.

Device Driver Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Device Driver
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Device Driver across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Device Driver Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Device Driver
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver across the South East region.

Device Driver Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Device Driver
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Device Driver within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +3 5 £275 - 1
Buckinghamshire -9 3 - - 1
Hampshire -17 2 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 - 2
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Device Driver
England

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Device Driver also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Device Driver.

1 19 (59.38%) C
1 19 (59.38%) Software Engineering
2 17 (53.13%) Linux
3 14 (43.75%) C++
4 11 (34.38%) Windows
5 8 (25.00%) Java
5 8 (25.00%) C#
6 7 (21.88%) VMware
6 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (21.88%) Android
6 7 (21.88%) Android Development
7 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.75%) SCCM
7 6 (18.75%) Electronics
7 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 6 (18.75%) Embedded C
8 4 (12.50%) SAN
8 4 (12.50%) Assembly Language
8 4 (12.50%) Veritas
8 4 (12.50%) HTTP
8 4 (12.50%) AIX
8 4 (12.50%) ISO 9001
8 4 (12.50%) Perl
8 4 (12.50%) Python
8 4 (12.50%) Firmware
8 4 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 4 (12.50%) iSCSI
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Embedded Linux

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Device Driver also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Device Driver. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.50%) SAN
2 4 (12.50%) HTTP
2 4 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 4 (12.50%) FCoE
2 4 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (9.38%) SSL
3 3 (9.38%) RTP
4 2 (6.25%) DVB
4 2 (6.25%) SNMP
4 2 (6.25%) NFC
5 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.13%) FTP
5 1 (3.13%) 802.15
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.13%) ZigBee
5 1 (3.13%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Subversion
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) GCC
3 1 (3.13%) SCons
3 1 (3.13%) Robot Framework
3 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.13%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (18.75%) Electronics
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Software Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Test Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) IT Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Platform Architect
5 1 (3.13%) SAN Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) Flash
2 1 (3.13%) JNI
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.13%) JSON
2 1 (3.13%) WCF
2 1 (3.13%) Qt
2 1 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Compact Framework
2 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (9.38%) HP Storage
1 3 (9.38%) EMC VNXe
1 3 (9.38%) HP StoreVirtual
2 2 (6.25%) STB
2 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) MPEG
2 2 (6.25%) EMV
2 2 (6.25%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.13%) DTV
3 1 (3.13%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Linux
2 11 (34.38%) Windows
3 7 (21.88%) Android
4 4 (12.50%) AIX
4 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 4 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) FreeBSD
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.13%) Windows CE
6 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.88%) Android Development
3 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 4 (12.50%) iOS Development
4 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Benchmarking
5 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Scrum
6 2 (6.25%) UML
6 2 (6.25%) OO
6 2 (6.25%) System Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Kanban
6 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Low Latency
7 1 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) C
2 14 (43.75%) C++
3 8 (25.00%) Java
3 8 (25.00%) C#
4 6 (18.75%) Embedded C
5 4 (12.50%) Perl
5 4 (12.50%) Python
5 4 (12.50%) Assembly Language
6 3 (9.38%) Embedded C++
7 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.13%) C++/CLI
8 1 (3.13%) Ada
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO 9001
1 4 (12.50%) IEC 61508
2 2 (6.25%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) Firmware
3 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) SELinux
2 2 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) VMware
2 4 (12.50%) Veritas
3 3 (9.38%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) EMC
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) Assembla
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